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Working in night shifts and unable to maintain proper timings for having food. Remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 05-Oct-2013
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Doctor:Please proceed with your question
User:how are you
Doctor:I am doing good
Doctor:How can I help you?
User: XXXXXXX am doing Night shift, while doing night shift am not able to maintain proper timings for taking food
User:now not a problem, but in future any problem?
User:Now am taking only twice a day
User:that is afternoon around 2-3 and Night 9-10
User:am not taking any Break-fast
Doctor:Mr. XXXXXXX Whether you work in the nights or day, you should make time for your basic necessities such as food and water
Doctor:If you are working in the nights, why are you trying to follow a day routine for food
Doctor:You can have the breakfast before you leave for office
User:but am leaving the Office at 5:00 AM
Doctor:In the office you can have a meal which is equivalent to lunch
Doctor:and you can have one meal when you go back from office
Doctor:that will be equal to your dinner
Doctor:Shift your breakfast time to night
Doctor:reverse the order of your meals
Doctor:and eat a meal in your office
User:is there any problem in future, if am not maintaining proper timings for the food
Doctor:The problems will be mostly nutrition related, like vitamin deficiencies
Doctor:and stress related
Doctor:and if your meals are XXXXXXX in fats and oils then you will have problems due to that
Doctor:Your body needs certain amounts of calories, proteins and fats round the clock, it does not matter at what time you provide them to your body
Doctor:the question will be, once you develop a particular habit, will your body be able to change that habit when you shift from a night job to a day job\
User:but it's takes time
Doctor:If you can provide good nutrition with your current eating style, then there will be no problem in the future that is particularly related to food
Doctor:You might have some problem shifting back to your normal way of eating
Doctor:Yes it takes time
User:May I know Nutrition food means, what exactly?
Doctor:nutrition means how well your body is nourished from the food you have eaten
Doctor:It is a kind of qualitative measure of the food
Doctor:All living beings need nutrition to live a healthy life, if the food is able to provide all the things that are required by the body then that food is called a nutritious food.
Doctor:Is there anything else you want to discuss?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Thanks for you Suggestions
User:now am busy, I wil chat you tomorrow
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:thank your for chatting with me
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